4 results for month: 05/2013


Poison ’til You Puke

When I was in 7th grade, my classmate was caught smoking cigarettes by her father.  He did not yell or scream; he did not tell her she was ruining her life; he did not lecture her on the dangers of smoking.  Instead he sat her down in the living room and had her smoke a cigarette in front of him... one after another... and then another.  She basically had to smoke until she threw up.  As she related this story to me the next day (embarrassed and a bit green), I was horrified.  What kind of father would do this to his child?   However, the result was... she never smoked again ( at least not through middle and high school).  Dad was a genius. ...

Belly Brain Experiment is Underway

Led by Dio Miranda, and with the support of coaches, parents, and teachers alike, next week the students of ATA CP will embark on the "Belly/Brain Experiment".  This will be a five-day lesson exploring the effect of different types of foods on the mental, physical and emotional state of the athlete's body. We will begin Tuesday with the more unfavorable meal choices – donuts, fried chicken, soda, various candies – move into Wednesday as a normal meal day at CP; on Thursday we will provide a plethora of healthier options – fresh fruit and vegetables, juices, roast chicken and beef and mixed nuts (basically, a normal day at CP). Friday, Dio ...

Rituals

from Coach Newman I recently posted to my Facebook page that one of the best parts of my job is participating in the community building events that surround the Austin Tennis Academy.  A week ago Sunday it was participating in Esmeralda's run.  Tonight is was being the Master of Ceremonies for three ATA Seniors signing their national  letters of intent to play college tennis.  Allie Carlisle: UT Tyler, Austin Priess: Abilene Christian University and Austin Mayo, Northern Colorado University all went through their ceremony this evening. These events are rituals.  We have a formula, we follow the formula, it is comfortable and it is familiar. ...

Austin Mayo Commits To Northern Colorado

Austin Mayo, a life-long ATA junior athlete, committed to extend his academic and athletic careers at the University of Northern Colorado this coming fall. “I couldn’t see myself anywhere else like I could at UNC,” Austin said. “I loved everything about the campus and the people at the school.” For Austin, the college process was a three year endeavor, and Northern Colorado didn’t enter the picture until two and half years into it. Like many, Mayo created a first list of schools, then revised over time, and, with the help of Coach Strecker, his primary coach, he eventually pinpointed UNC. “I really was set on playing Division 1 ...